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  • Don't care about music? You are not alone

    Don't care about music? You are not alone
    They are an elusive breed. Seemingly closer to myth than reality, a whisper heard in passing, a thought quickly discarded. When I told Anne Walters Robertson, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Chicago, about them, she replied, horrified: "It is hard for me to imagine anyone on earth …" And yet, I said, they exist. "Wowwww …" she said. "Who are these people?" I said they are underground (albeit, very much above-ground). They could be your friends or lovers. They tend to keep their feelings masked — they know how unusual they are, so they stay quiet. They are not snobs, dyspeptics or freaks; indeed, there are times I think I'm joining their ranks.
  • Medical labs to get new FDA oversight

    Medical labs to get new FDA oversight
    The Food & Drug Administration on Thursday announced it would step up its regulation of a class of lab tests that have been key in ushering in an era of personalized medicine -- a step the agency has long considered against strong opposition by small...

    Wilton Schiller, Writer, Producer for 'Lassie,' 'The Fugitive,' Dies at 95

    Wilton Schiller, a writer and producer with a 50-year career that took him from the Golden Age of television to series such as "Lassie," "Dragnet" and "The Fugitive" to "The Six Million Dollar Man," died July 27 at home in Studio City, Calif. He was 95....

    Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'

    Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'
    When the inimitable Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander was a child, she went to sleep to jazz and woke up to it. This was largely thanks to her mother, who had the music going in the house constantly. The songs of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington,...

    Chicago Tribune launches new website

    Chicago Tribune launches new website
    A new launches Friday, offering readers a richer digital experience geared to any screen. The next-generation website, a key development in the continued digital evolution of the Chicago Tribune, features more multimedia content,...